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Great news to start the weekend as the world famous Ohio State University is set to announce it’s first African American President in the school’s history. Just in time for Black History Month. Dr. Michael Drake will be the next President of Ohio State after the current President, Gordon Gee, retires in July. 

The Lantern Reports: 

University of California Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake is expected to be named the next president of Ohio State, The Lantern has learned. Ria Carlson, associate vice chancellor of strategic communications at UC Irvine, declined to comment on whether Drake was a finalist for the OSU presidency Wednesday afternoon. Carlson had said Monday she hadn’t heard anything and didn’t think Drake would want to comment, but would look into it. Drake was appointed chancellor of UC Irvine in 2005. Before his appointment, he served as vice president for health affairs for the University of California system for five years. UC Irvine has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, according to UC Irvine 2013 Facts and Figures. Drake is an alumnus of Stanford University and UC San Francisco. 


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